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Stroke

08 April 2011

Video games help stroke patients

Playing video games while recovering after a stroke appears to promote arm strength and function, researchers claim.

Playing video games while recovering after a stroke appears to promote arm strength and function, Canadian researchers find.

Up to 75% of stroke patients experience motor problems, including weakness, paralysis or difficulty with balance and coordination that can affect their quality of life. Conventional therapy provides only "modest and sometimes delayed effects" in treating these disorders, according to Saposnik.

 

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